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Monday, July 2, 2012

Monday Made It: Cereal Box Containers.

I am so excited to be linking up with 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It!  I have stalked her Made Its and new I had to share soon.  I love the great ideas.  This is my first Made It (new blogger), but super ready to share.  I have always heard people say cereal boxes are great for this and that, well I just never thought to try it out for myself until yesterday.  I wanted some containers to match my classroom color scheme this year, but didn't want to break the bank to buy some (let's just say I can be a frugal teacher)  So I set out to use somethings at home.  When I started saving my cereal boxes, I would find them near the trash can... my boyfriend has  a touch of OCD and hates clutter and mess!  LOL!  So I had to hide them in the bottom cabinet in the pantry.   Well anyway, I used the following materials to create my cereal box containers.

Scrapbook Paper, cereal box, scissors, and rubber cement... That's all!

First I cut the boxes to my desired sizes.  I played around with the sizes and shapes.  After cutting the scrapbook paper to match the boxes, I glued it on using rubber cement.  LOVE THIS STUFF!  The last steps were pretty easy, just smooth and glue.  I love my boxes and hope you guys enjoy them too.  I am not sure what I will use them for, but the are great for my room decor this year and to keep things organized.

Check out the feet in the back.  My little man was there to help the entire time.! ;-)



 Just a note, if you wish to store papers in your cereal containers, be sure to use the family size boxes.  The normal cereal box is too small to hold regular sheets of paper.   As I said, I am a new blogger, so please check out my blog and follow me.  I have a two freebies below to kick off my new blog.  Hope you enjoy.  The cereal box can be used with so many different things in your classroom, but I love mine.  What are your ideas with cereal box containers?

20 comments:

  1. Rachelle! Welcome to Monday Made It!!! I am so excited you linked up:) Love your storage boxes:)))) Thanks for the tip on the different sizes in the cereal boxes...I would have been bummed if I made them and then they didn't fit! Thanks for linking up:) Hope you come back next week:))

    4th Grade Frolics

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  2. These are awesome! I am thinking of papers that would be super cute in my home office. And I''m your first follower! Welcome to the blogging world!

    Primary Inspired

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  3. Your boxes turned out great! I love when I can reuse something.

    I just became a follower. I'm also a new fourth grade blogger. Stop by if you'd like.

    room 4 imagination

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  4. Love the boxes! I'm your newest follower - also a Fourth grade teacher. =)

    Emily
    I Love My Classroom
    www.ilovemyclassroom.blogspot.com

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  5. These are cute and I also like the price! Like you I have to hide the empty containers that I want for later use from my husband- otherwise they get recycled! I'm following your blog- I also teach in a title 1 school and have loved it for the past 15 years! I admire your work in starting a blog!

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  6. These are great! I am a new follower!
    Jennifer
    kindertrips

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  7. This turned out great! Goob job!

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  8. Those look great! Love your blog! I'm a new follower!
    ann
    The Caffeinated Classroom

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  9. Great job! I'm a new follower too!

    www.creativehappenings-anne.blogspot.com

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  10. I love the idea of using cereal boxes. I wonder if these would hold up as book boxes for read to self. I think students could bring in their own from home.

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    1. I have actually heard of teachers using them as book boxes. But I am pretty sure you would have to make sure that the students bring the family size boxes so that they can hold some of the larger picture books. I had a similar issue with what I would use to hold books during read to self. I wanted to use bags, but didn't want to spend a lot of money on them (going back to the frugal teacher. LOL!) So I emailed a few reusable bag companies and got some donated to my classroom for free. Yes, no money out of pocket on that. I also heard that some asked local stores to donate their reusable grocery bags. So, just play around with it. But the big cereal boxes should work find.

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  11. Hi,
    I am so inspired by your blog that I nominated you for two blog awards. They are the Versatile Blogger and the One Lovely Blog Award. You can come to my blog to pick them up.
    Sincerely,
    Emily
    I Love My Classroom
    www.ilovemyclassroom.blogspot.com

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  12. I love how these turned out! I'm so glad I found your blog, I'm a new follower :)
    Amy

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  13. What a GREAT idea.
    I am your newest follower! I just started my own blog too! I can't wait to read more about you Made it Mondays.
    Fancy Free in Fourth

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  14. Love this idea!! Congrats on joining the blogging world. I'm new as well! And...I'm your newest follower!


    Ashlee
    Sweet Seconds
    aldaniels15@yahoo.com

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  15. I am your newest follower. I really like how the boxes turned out. Thanks for sharing.

    Jill
    Bubbalulu.blogspot.com

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  16. Wow! I can't believe you made those beautiful boxes from cereal boxes! Thanks so much for sharing! I am giving away a $20 TPT gift certificate. Come visit and enter to win! :)

    Delighted in Second

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  17. Love the boxes!!! They look amazing! Just became a new member! Come check out my blog when you get the chance. :)

    - Vicky
    http://themadnessthatiskindergarten.blogspot.com

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  18. I agree. You have made the nice blogs with the great info in the contents.
    rental boxes

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